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colectomy

 [ko-lek´to-me]
excision of the colon or of a portion of it.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

col·ec·to·my

(kō-lek'tō-mē),
Excision of a segment or of the entire colon.
[G. kolon, colon, + ektomē, excision]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

colectomy

(kə-lĕk′tə-mē)
n. pl. colecto·mies
Surgical removal of part or all of the colon.
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colectomy

GI disease The surgical removal of various lengths of the colon; partial colectomies–with a rim or margin of healthy Tx are motivated by CA and acute diverticulitis; more complete colectomies–hemi-colectomy, total colectomy are indicated for long-standing ulcerative colitis, familial adenomatous polyposis, premalignant conditions which eventuate into cancer. See Open colectomy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

col·ec·to·my

(kŏ-lek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of a segment or all of the colon.
[G. kolon, colon, + ektomē, excision]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

colectomy

Surgical removal of the large intestine (COLON). When this is done, a new outlet must be made for the lower end of the remaining intestine, in the form of a COLOSTOMY or ILEOSTOMY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Colectomy

Surgical removal of the large bowel.
Mentioned in: Intestinal Polyps
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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For example, surgeons per capita was positively related for appendectomies and hysterectomies, but negatively related for colectomies. We, therefore, find no evidence that adoption is related to a hospital's competitive environment.
We performed a retrospective analysis of the data in NSQIP from 2005 to 2012 and chose individuals who underwent open colectomies based on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes (Table 1).
When patients with UC were analyzed by gender, it was found that 25 of the 105 males (24%) and 28 of 136 females (21%) had required colectomies. Their medication profiles show that 18 (72%) versus 19 patients (68%) used aminosalicylates, 21 (84%) versus 26 patients (93%) received steroids, and 5 (20%) versus 6 patients (21%) used immune modulators, for males and females, respectively.
Severe complicated disease has resulted in an increased number of colectomies and deaths.
Prophylactic colectomies are recommended for patients with FAP and HNPCC once the presence of the genotype has been confirmed.
(18) Expert surgeons advise that only surgeons who perform more than 25 open colectomies annually should do laparoscopic colectomy.
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Two patients died and three underwent colectomies during a 2-week period--"something I haven't seen in 25 years and hadn't seen in 3 1/2 years" during the study of alcohol-based hand rubs, Dr.
In another study of patients undergoing elective colectomies, a statistically significant difference (p<0.05) was found in the cost of care for patients who developed postoperative ileus ($16,612) compared to those who did not have postoperative ileus ($8,316) (Asgeirsson et al., 2010).
The researchers calculated that gum chewing after colectomy could conceivably save the nation $118,828,000 yearly, based on estimates of 79,219 colectomies performed annually and a mean daily hospital room fee of $1,500 (Arch.
A comparison of results of 18 laparoscopic colectomies and 18 standard laparotomies showed that laparoscopic resection of diverticulitis can be performed without additional morbidity, especially as the surgeon's experience increases.
difficile outbreak came when surgeons realized they had performed 16 colectomies within a year.

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